This week, we watch the brilliantly animated Kubo and the Two Strings. This movie is enthralling and exceptionally well told, but it suffers from a classic case of Hollywood whitewashing. While we have yet to find evidence of this story as one that is traditionally Japanese, the gods and places certainly are. As a result, we constantly felt out of place and time. It’s too bad, because this one could have been amazing.
This week we fix the mistakes we made while talking about The Lion King and give credit where credit is due to Jordan Peele.
This week we are trying something new, our first ever episode discussing a movie currently in theaters.
We talk about what we love and hate about the 1994 and 2019 versions of The Lion King. As usual, we spend more time on the cast than the actual movie, but trust us--you've seen this one.